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Can a 2N3055 transistor be operated at voltages under 60v ? Answered

Can the minimum collector emiter sustaining voltage of a transistor be more than the power supply voltage or is that somthing else? For example can I run a transistor with a minimum collector emmiter sustaining voltage of 100 with a 12 volt power supply ?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 11 years ago

The minimum Vce is not a lower limit. The transistor will work just fine, up to at least min Vce

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

It's not going to hurt it, I should think it'll work well enough.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

Generally those are maximums, not minimums to worry about, agreed.

It might have a higher proportional voltage drop or esr, but it shouldnt hurt the silicon.